Have you heard that Mongolian horses are considered to be semi-wild?
Mongolian horses are often referred to as “semi-wild” because although they are domesticated, they still retain many of their instincts and behaviors. This is partly due to the fact that they have been bred for thousands of years in the harsh and unforgiving environment of the Mongolian steppe.
Mongolian horses live outdoors year-round and are free to roam and graze on the open range, giving them a level of independence and self-sufficiency that is not typically seen in domesticated horses. They are also highly social animals and live in large herds, which helps them to develop strong social bonds and a strong sense of herd hierarchy.
When riding a Mongolian horse, it is not uncommon to feel that they have a mind of their own. They are highly responsive to their riders but can also be stubborn and independent-minded. This is because they have not been bred specifically for riding, but rather for their ability to survive on sparse vegetation and have a unique grazing style that allows them to thrive in this challenging landscape. Overall, the semi-wild nature of Mongolian horses is part of what makes them such a unique and fascinating breed, and it is one of the reasons why they are so well-suited to the nomadic way of life.
At Zendmen Travel, we carefully select well-tamed horses for our horse expeditions. Whether you are exploring the mountains or traversing the grasslands, we can customize your tour to include horseback riding.